Did you hear? Amazon is moving in. The megacorporation recently announced that it’ll be splitting its new headquarters between two locations: the borough of Queens, New York, and in Arlington, Virginia. Like an Olympic bid, cities all over the country were eager for a chance at housing Amazon’s new HQ earlier this year — and some weren’t shy about how bad they wanted Bezos’ business. Mic explored a few of these cities and the lengths they were willing to go to pique Amazon’s interest.
Not everyone was happy about Amazon’s choices, Mic also reported this week. Plus, 7-Eleven may have outed its own employees to immigration officers.
And politicians, they’re just like us! We took a look at a few who’ve spent the early part of their careers waiting tables.
A look back at the long, painful, promotional journey to HQ2.
The average salary of a job at Amazon’s new HQ will likely hover around $150,000 — and residents of Long Island City are voicing their frustration with Big Tech entering the neighborhood.
According to a recent report by Bloomberg, 7-Eleven provided the names of several franchise owners to ICE, which directly led to raids by agents in several cases.
Obama scooped ice cream at a Baskin Robbins and Rahm Emanuel lost part of a finger at an Arby’s.